publication . Thesis . 2011

Identifying Success Factors in the Wood Pallet Supply Chain

Sanchez, Leslie Scarlett;
Open Access
  • Published: 02 May 2011
  • Publisher: Virginia Tech
  • Country: United States
Abstract
Pallets are a critical component of logistics infrastructure. Approximately 1.9 billion pallets are used each year in the United States for transportation of goods, from raw materials to finished products. Solid wood pallets represent 90% to 95% of the pallet market. To run their operations, wood pallet companies deal with suppliers, customers, and other supply chain components. Each of the steps is important to deliver the right products, with the required quality, and in a timely fashion. However, there is little research about the industryâ s supply chain practices. The objective of this research is to increase the understanding of the U.S. wood pallet manufa...
Subjects
free text keywords: and unit load, Dunnage, lead time, order frequency, pallet cores
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